Pluto’s Christmas Tree
Pluto wants to murder Chip ‘n’ Dale. We can’t blame him. Go here to watch the full film.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
This was the last cartoon that famed producer Max Fleischer created. The 1948 short opens with Johnny Marks’ classic song about the outcast reindeer, who winds up saving Christmas thanks to his glowing, red nose.
Olive Oyl acts awkward — this time on ice skates. Popeye battles Bluto for her affection. It’s another old-fashioned fight to the finish.
We would gladly adopt every single one of these adorable cartoon kitty orphans, even though they tear apart Mickey Minnie, and Pluto’s house.
Also known as Christmas Night, Pals stars Otto Soglow’s comic character, The Little King. He’s a man of few words, as you’ll see in this 1933 story in which the regal figure befriends two tramps for a Christmas party at his castle.
Peace on Earth
A surprisingly dark Christmas tale related by Mel Blanc’s (the voice of Barney Rubble and Mr. Spacely) squirrel grandpa. He tells his grandchildren a post-apocalyptic story about humans waging war against each other until everyone is dead. The animals that survive rebuild a peaceful society amongst themselves. The short was nominated for the 1939 Academy Award.
Hector’s Hectic Life
Proof that everyone melts when it comes to baby animals.
The Hot Choc-late Soldiers
This short, which is basically Candy Land at war, was featured in the Jimmy Durante film Hollywood Party. Walt Disney provided the voice of Mickey.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
This singalong cartoon from 1949 features cameos from Popeye, a comical caricature of Bob Hope (his head, anyway), and a smitten soldier.
Why hasn’t anyone invented an ice-skating turtle coffee delivery service yet?
Featuring the very first voice of Donald Duck (probably the funniest version), performed by Clarence Nash.
The Christmas Visitor
A lively version of the classic poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” except this one features a mustache-twirling, villainous toy.